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    • “a stunning cottage in a beautiful sucluded location”
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    • “This cottage totally exceeded all expectations. Couldnt of been better and everything seemed to of been thought of.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Five Ashes, July 2013

    • “Fantastic soulful getaway in beautiful surroundings”
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    • “This complex of several rental cottages is an eco-friendly environment so you must buy into that concept to really appreciate it. Beckside is a fantastic 3BR/3BA unit that is very well-furnished, with an unbelievably well-stocked kitchen. It has a patio (for warmer weather, sadly not used during our wet stay) and a wood-burning stove that we used most nights. They provide wood and kindling and just about everything you could possibly need, including a washer and dryer on the premises. The cottage is light and airy and a joy to just hang out in. Marna, the host, is helpful but doesn't hover. The fields and area around the site are planted with native plants, grasses and fruit trees and are stunningly beautiful. We were even provided with a hamper of fresh veggies, as well as some chocolates and some local beers. The cottages are well-located for Cockermouth which is a charming village with a big supermarket and many attractive shops and galleries. I hate to write a review because I want to keep this place to myself!”

    Loulou29494, September 2011

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    • “We loved our stay! The house was really well laid out and the grounds were beautiful. Our 2 little dogs had a great time too! We have already booked to come back next year! The only thing was that it was very easy for the dogs to get into next doors garden but apart from that it was great! Thanks for a great stay and we will see you soon!”

    Mrs Savage, Knaresborough, October 2018

    • “the cottage is very nice comfy and cosy only down side the dog could get into next doors patio and into the beck but would use again”

    Mrs Francis, Ashbourne, October 2018

    • “The accommodation was absolutely brilliant, with every care taken to ensure comfort and space, plus many extras which are not always included. The organic vegetables were a superb touch, as was the plum loaf of bread! The garden, pond and swing were a real plus for the children - and dog too. The eco regard to all aspects of the cottage were excellent. A very special place!!”

    Mrs Oakley, Dewsbury, August 2018

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
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  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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The Property

Situated in a rural setting close to the less frequented Vale of Lorton with delightful private Sun terrace overlooking the beck. Beckside is a spacious, luxury Lake District cottage which is Eco Friendly and sleeps six. Southwaite Green is in an area of peace and tranquillity in the Lorton Vale, almost mid-way between Cockermouth and Lorton both 3 miles away, Keswick is 9 miles to the east. Within a short drive are the less frequented western lakes Crummock Water, Loweswater, Buttermere and Ennerdale, winner of Britains Best View. There is ample walking and cycling opportunities from the door and a wealth of shops and restaurants can be found in both Cockermouth and Keswick.
The properties sit on Paddle Beck giving a peaceful ambience together with 10 acres of grounds including newly planted woodland, wildlife meadow, pond and arboretum. Consequently there is an abundance of wildlife including deer, foxes, red squirrels, badgers and the occasional heron that visits the beck, not forgetting the resident barn owl. Southwaite Green is a development of four properties that have been constructed in 2007 by the owner, who lives on site, to an extremely high standard. The cottages have an abundance of local timber used by local craftsmen to retain the traditional character and wherever possible used the original timbers from the barn. They have been painstakingly converted using “green design and technologies” with ground and air source heat pumps to power the under floor heating beneath the slate and oak floors. A design feature has been the use of solar panels and the positioning of the windows to generate maximum solar heating to produce the heating and hot water. Great attention to detail has been paid to ensure that these are Eco-friendly properties, including organic bedding and towels, hand made furniture from sustainable sources and they have even gone to the extent of using Eco-friendly paints. The owners have gone to great trouble to ensure the properties have a low ‘carbon foot-print’ and to ensure your holiday is an enjoyable experience. The development briefly comprises two, 2 bedroom cottages, Skiddaw and Esther’s Barn. Buttermere is a ground floor two bedroom cottage which is specially adapted for disabled use with mobility one and two rating and Beckside a three bedroom, three bathroom house. The properties have been given the much acclaimed Gold Award from the Green Tourism Scheme.
The cottage has under floor heating throughout and comprises:

Open plan living area with feature fireplace and wood burning stove, TV and DVD player.
Kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave.
Drying cupboard.
Sun lounge.
Twin bedroom with zip linked beds which can convert to a double bed (please advise at the time of booking if double bed required).
Bathroom with separate shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.
Terrace with furniture overlooking the beck.
Double bedroom both with en-suite shower room, hand basin and WC.
Double bedroom with en-suite shower room.,hand basin and WC and dressing room.

All electric with ‘A’ rated energy efficient appliances, bed linen and towels included.
Cot and high chair available.
Private parking for 1 car with further parking available over the stream.
A warm welcome awaits you from the owner including a welcome pack with fair trade and local produce together with a wide range of local books, maps, guides and places to visit.
Shared use of the laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer and badminton / short tennis grass court.


Three bedrooms: 1 x zip link twin/double, 2 x double with en-suite shower room, basin, WC, dressing room. Bathroom with bathtub and separate shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. Open plan living/dining room. Kitchen.


  • Underfloor heating plus wood burning stove
  • Electric stove and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, 'A' rated energy efficient appliances, TV, DVD player
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Private parking for 1 car with more available
  • Large sun patio with furniture
  • Up to two dogs welcome, welcome pack with maps, guidebooks and local produce
  • Shared use of laundry with washing machine/tumble dryer
  • Shared use of badminton/tennis court
  • Set in 10 acres of countryside
  • Three miles to all amenities in Lorton.

Regional Information

COCKERMOUTH Bassenthwaite Lake 7 miles; Keswick 13 miles. The small country market town of Cockermouth is situated in the quiet north-western part of the Lake District, a largely undiscovered and unspoilt area, yet only 13 miles from Keswick. The town is famous as the birthplace of both William Wordsworth and Fletcher Christian (of Mutiny on the Bounty fame) and Wordsworth’s Georgian family home, on the main street, is now a popular visitor attraction, owned by the National Trust. Cockermouth offers a good variety of shops, pubs and places to eat, but (of course) the main attraction of the area is the beautiful scenery and excellent walking in the northern lakes – Bassenthwaite Lake, Ennerdale Water and Derwent Water.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas